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Stuart Bonner

Stuart Bonner BSc (Hons), QTS

Senior Lecturer in PE, Sport Coaching and Development

Summary

Stuart became a full-time lecturer at Sheffield Hallam in 2007 teaching on modules across the PE and School Sport, Sport Development and Coaching and Sport Coaching degree routes. He was the PE and School Sport Course Leader from 2013-2016 and has module led on Games activities, Sport Coaching and Leadership and Alternative Physical Activities. His main research interests are with regards to Tennis with a recent publication focused upon Strength and Conditioning for junior tennis players. Stuart is also a Level 4 LTA Senior Performance tennis coach and coaches at Hallamshire Tennis and Squash club, Sheffield.

  • About

    Stuart became a full time Tennis coach in 1995 at the Hallamshire Tennis and Squash club in Sheffield after gaining a BA Hons degree in 'Human Movement Studies'. Stuart gained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in Physical Education in 2002 whilst teaching at the Trinity School, Nottingham. He started teaching at Sheffield Hallam in 2002 as an Associate lecturer and became a full-time lecturer at SHU in 2007. He has led on modules on Games activities in PE and School Sport, Sport Coaching and Leadership and Alternative Physical Activities and was the PE and School Sport (PESS) Course Leader from 2013-2016. 

    Stuart led and oversaw the introduction of a Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) mentor scheme as part of the PESS degree. His main research interests are with regards to Tennis with a recent publication focused upon Strength and Conditioning for junior tennis players and a present interest in  expertise and adaptive behaviours in perception of contextual information in tennis and the implications for talent development. He also worked with members of SIRC (Sport Industry Research Centre) at Hallam in completing a publication on Alternative Physical Activities. Stuart continues to coach tennis on a part-time basis at the Hallamshire Tennis and Squash club in Sheffield and is a Level 4 LTA Senior Performance tennis coach. He has also tutored for the 'Street Games' organisation.

    Specialist areas of interest

    Expertise and adaptive behaviours in perception of contextual information in Tennis and the implications for talent development

  • Teaching

    Subject area

    Physical Education
    School sport
    Sport coaching
    Sport development

    Courses

    BSc PE and School Sport
    BSc Sport Coaching
    BSc Sport Development and Coaching

    Modules

    Games Activities in PESS
    Applied Practical Pedagogy
    Sport Coaching in Context

  • Research

    Expertise and adaptive behaviours in perception of contextual information in Tennis and the implications for talent development.

  • Publications

    FRASER Jonathan, GREEN Howard, BONNER Stuart (2015) Strength and Conditioning for the Junior Tennis Player: Evidence Based Training. Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis. 20(2): 65-71

    BULLOUGH, Steven, HART, Gemma, MOORE, Richard and BONNER, Stuart (2012). The role of alternative physical activities in engaging young people. In: HARRIS, Spencer, BELL, Barbara, ADAMS, Andrew and MACKINTOSH, Chris, (eds.) Sport for sport? Theoretical and practical insights in sports development. LSA Publication (117). Leisure Studies Association, 47-74.

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